A farm table revived


There are certain pieces of furniture that will be forever in my childhood’s memories. Grandma’s china cabinet, auntie Angela’s sewing machine, mom’s lacquered buffet. When my customer sent me the picture of this cute farmtable, she said it had been custom made for her parents. She grew up eating her meals at that table, and it was now just sitting in her basement while she and her husband debated whether to keep it or give it away. Thankfully she found me!

The set was well loved and had a lot of scratches and marks, including some lovely children drawings on the benches. It made me a little sad sanding down the benches, knowing that was erasing those memories forever.

Well, now my client has kids of her own and this revived farmtable is ready to be the center of new memories. Hopefully it will be passed on to the next generation.

How I did it:
Top of table and benches: Sanded down and stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut and dark gray wash for a rustic look. Sealed with satin polyurethane.
Legs: Painted with Benjamin Moore Intense White, lightly distressed and glazed with Minwax Provincial stain.

I finished working on this table on a snowy day, and I think the fresh white snow in the background couldn’t be more perfect.



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It all started in the spring of 2013. I realized how tired I was to see my house entirely decorated with IKEA stuff. Nothing against IKEA, but after 12 years, I just needed some change. I wanted stylish, original furniture, but noticed that everything I liked from retail stores was way out of my budget. Thanks to Google, Youtube, and a couple of amazing blogs, I was able to discover and explore the world of furniture refinishing, and it was the beginning of my addiction. I now spend my days rescuing old, dull, unwanted pieces of furniture to give them a fresh look so they can be displayed, used and loved again for many more years to come. Thanks for stopping by.

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